You Can and You Have

Life is hard. Sometimes life feels overwhelming, and we tend to feel as if we are alone. This can cause us to feel like we just can’t handle what we are facing. There are times in our lives that we feel like we have absolutely no answer, no direction, nothing makes sense, and we are simply lost. Sometimes it may feel like you can’t seem to find a way to get through these next few hours, let alone the next few weeks. Part of you may feel like you just can’t do it, but the truth is, you can and you have.

We have endured months of the most disrupted, unknown, difficult times in history. The world pandemic has caused our normal to be stripped away. We have had to adapt, and sometimes make complete change. Although this has been very difficult, there has been growth in this process. There is some good in the midst of all the past chaos. This is true with whatever we face in life. Difficult times create growth, even we don’t like it or don’t feel it.

God never leaves us alone. There is hope, there is help, and Jesus is there with you.

Right this moment, take a second to breathe. Sit down and let out some pressure by talking to God. Talk to Him as if you were talking to your friend. Thank Him for what you have in your life, and then ask Him to help you stay focused. Ask Him to help you balance all these crazy situations and emotions. Ask Him to help you feel His presence so you don’t feel like you are all alone. Ask God ANYTHING! Give Him the chance to help you and give Him the time to show you His work. Don’t rush through anything in life to please other people. Rush to God and let Him work things out in the way that is best for everyone. Trust in God, allow Jesus to carry you when you can’t walk on your own, and you will be able to face anything this world places in front of you.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path. PROVERBS 3:5-6

And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. PHILIPPIANS 1:9-11

God is with us.
Layla Freeman

© Layla Freeman 2020
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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